You don’t have to be a defensive driver every time you are on the road in your new Mercedes-Benz, but it is important that you do what you can to deal with unsafe driving situations and some of the more common road hazards. Our team at Mercedes-Benz of Jacksonville understands that not all road hazards are avoidable, but we would love to offer you some helpful tips on how to deal with any issues that may arise.

Children – When driving in a residential area, it is best to look out for children who may be walking, playing, or riding bikes. It is best to slow down and be prepared to stop abruptly when near neighborhoods, schools, parks, and like areas.

Construction Zones – Whenever you come across a construction zone, it is imperative that you remain alert and follow the posted speed limits. Slow down the speed of your Mercedes-Benz C Class, take your time, and always be prepared to stop or change lanes while remaining mindful of workers or equipment on the road.

Vehicles Hauling Items – There can be times when trucks or passenger cars may be hauling items that may not be fully secured. When you find yourself behind a vehicle that is hauling furniture, household garbage, construction materials, and other items, you will want to keep a safe distance and keep an eye on it. If the vehicle has a load that is not secure, debris could fall off and land on the road or hit your vehicle.

Is it time for you to find a new Mercedes-Benz to meet your regular driving needs? Come by to see us at our Mercedes-Benz dealership located at 10231 Atlantic Boulevard in Jacksonville, FL and we can have you take a test drive. If you have questions on current inventory or how Mercedes-Benz financing works, please feel free to give us a call in the sales team at (855) 979-0550.